I fight really hard not to be cheesy or overly sentimental in my posts, but for this I'm going to speak the truth and you'll just have to forgive the cheese. Yesterday was Taylor Robinson's last day in the Student Life office. We'll leave today for Kenya on another Compassion trip, and when I return to the office next Thursday, it'll be the first time in my career that Taylor won't be there. He's leaving SL to start his own production company with Jason Wallis, and I couldn't be more proud of him for doing so.
His departure leaves a huge hole at SL. Taylor's a guy that made everyone around him elevate their game just a little. We called him an idea machine. He's got a gift for turning a bad idea into something great, he can see all angles of any idea, he can breathe life into a creatively dead room. Taylor's crazy talented but that's not the only reason he'll be missed. He's one of the best friends I've ever had, and I'll hate not seeing him around the office every day. But we are all super excited for him and his new company. He's going to do some great things. Good luck Taylor!
On a much lighter note, Taylor loves having his picture taken. If a camera's out, he's in front of it. Only fitting he's going to work with a photographer. Here's some of my favorite shots through the years: